each journey is unique.

One becomes B’nai Mitzvah at an age – 12 for females, 13 for males.
One does not have a B’nai Mitzvah, rather one marks this coming-of-age milestone in community. This journey is meant to explore what it means to take on responsibility in community, specifically how to balance the needs of self with the needs of other – a journey that continues for a lifetime!

The format in which this ceremonial moment occurs is in fact quite open, and we seek to reflect your unique family and child in crafting learning goals and embarking on the journey together. We strive to center the child’s voice as well as honoring parent and family values. 



To learn more about reserving your date, download and print our B'nai Mitzvah handbook and fill out our form on page 9.

Pre-Requisites & Requirements

Our pre-requisites and requirements for being a bar/bat mitzvah at Shaarie Torah.


Find out more about the costs for this special celebration.


The details of what happens and when.


Get planning on the Saturday Kiddush lunch.

Today's the day

Here's what you need to know on the day of your child's bat/bat mitzvah.


We’re here for you. Call or email Education Director, Cara Abrams

(503) 226-6131 |  cara@shaarietorah.org

Office hours: 10am – 2pm on Mon, Wed, & Thurs by appointment only at this time.
You can always call us and leave a message or send general questions to info@shaarietorah.org

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